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Deed of trust did not incorporate federal regs (access required)

Claims by homeowners that defendants did not follow federal regulations during foreclosure proceedings failed because the deed of trust did not make clear that the parties intended to incorporate the regulations. Background Plaintiffs allege entering into a mortgage loan contract ...

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UVa dorm contractor has defense to subcontractor’s claim (access required)

Although a general contractor on a dormitory project at the University of Virginia failed to respond to a subcontractor’s complaint over unpaid invoices by the due date, its motion to vacate default was granted. The general contractor had a meritorious ...

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Maine business may sue without certificate of authority (access required)

A Virginia statute requiring a foreign corporation that is “transacting business” in Virginia to obtain a “certificate of authority” did not apply to a Maine-based recruiting firm that brought suit over unpaid commissions. The firm’s communications into the state about ...

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Government official lacked authority to enter settlement pact (access required)

The director of the Knoxville and Lexington offices of The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, or OSMRE, lacked actual authority to enter into a purported settlement agreement with mine operators. Although the operators alleged the director had apparent ...

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Fluvanna Correctional Center breached settlement agreement (access required)

By not providing quarterly reports on their compliance with their obligations in the settlement agreement, Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women and the other defendants breached the settlement agreement. The center must start providing quarterly reports by Aug. 1, 2020, and ...

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General contractor liable for subcontractor’s unpaid bills (access required)

The trial court correctly ruled that a general contractor was liable under the doctrine of unjust enrichment for construction materials a subcontractor received from a supplier. Overview Davis, the general contractor for a condominium project, hired H&2 as the drywall ...

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